Quote from Steve Li, DACA recipient, Asian Health Services Board Member
“The United States Supreme Court is sending a loud and clear message that immigrants are a fundamental part of America’s past, present, and future. As a DACA recipient, today’s victory is a testament to the resilience and strength of community organizers, advocates, and undocumented youth sharing their stories all over the country. I believe that we can live in a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We must continue to fight to include the 11 million immigrants living with the threat of deportation. The fight for immigrant justice comes hand in hand with achieving racial justice and protecting LQBTQ+ rights. The fight continues, but today we celebrate this victory and stand as #OneNation.”
Asian Health Services stands in solidarity with the Black Community. We are outraged by systemic racism against African Americans, most recently expressed in the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Asian Health Services stands united with the African American community and vulnerable, targeted communities of color to forge coalitions, and lift our collective power for social change. A racist attack against any one of us is an attack against all of us.
I am writing to give you today’s update from Asian Health Services (AHS), the community health center and safety net for 50,000 AAPI patients in 14 Asian languages, throughout Alameda County. I want to share with you our front line experiences and perspectives, from the patients, our health care workers, and our broader community. I also want to ask for your help during this urgent health crisis…